No matter what area of music you focus on, high school is vastly different from college for music students. The collegiate life comes with a whole new set of responsibilities...
Double majoring is becoming more and more common for college music students who want to expand their educational experience.
World music classes can inform your music and musical interests, as well as provide insight into different cultures and ways of making music.
Starting out at a community college may be a good choice for some music students.
Dual degrees, double majors, and music minors…What do these really mean? And what do they entail? For many high school music students, majoring in music, by itself, feels limiting.
Prospective music majors frequently ask how important test scores, GPAs and academics in general are for getting into music school.
If you have strong academic skills, want to major in music, and don't want to lose your academic mojo, look for schools with honors programs that welcome music majors.
Advice on music school for homeschooled students preparing to become music majors in college.
There are three common reasons why students feel apprehensive about learning music theory. They are either intimidated by it, they think it will somehow stifle their creativity, or the study of music theory bores them to death.
Music majors and others entering college today are arriving in the midst of an ongoing educational revolution: online learning. Online learning is taking place, to one degree or another, in virtually every program and course in higher education.
Music theory is probably the most daunting and challenging class freshmen music majors face. Meeting the challenges is easiest for students who’ve taken AP Music Theory or who’ve had strong music theory training in summer music programs or with private teachers.
Is AP Music Theory worthwhile? Is it a good idea to take the AP exam?
This is the first of an important two-part series by Dr. Joel Clifft, director of Keyboard Studies at Azusa Pacific University and adjunct professor at USC Thornton School of Music (see bio below), about why music majors are required to take music theory classes.
This is the second in a two-part series on music theory by Dr. Joel Clifft, director of Keyboard Studies at Azusa Pacific University and adjunct professor at USC Thornton School of Music (see bio below), focusing on how to prepare yourself to be more successful when it comes to taking college music theory courses.
Music theory is a part of every music major's curriculum because it has everything to do with being able to understand and perform music.